Tris’s interactions with Four stand in strong contrast to her friendship with Al, who she has begun to see as weak. Whereas Four is fully immersed in the Dauntless lifestyle, Al refuses to fight and cries every night. Additionally, rather than accompanying Tris on daring missions, he’s part of routine moments like changing her sheets and walking with her to meals and training sessions. Compared to Four, who both excites and scares Tris, Al seems meek and insecure.